Development, Assessment, and Commercialization of a Biogeochemical Profiling Float for Calibration and Validation of Ocean Color and Ocean Carbon Studies
Final rept. 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2012
MAINE UNIV ORONO OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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This document reports the progress on this project between 1 October, 2009 and 25 November, 2012. The work is a collaborative project between seven partners. University of Maine has coordinated the work, provided guidance and standards for the mission s science goals, deployed and tested the instruments, and analyzed the observational data. WET Labs and Satlantic have modified and produced instruments, housings, and control software, all of which are now commercially available. Teledyne Webb Research has integrated their float software and hardware with the new instruments and flexible mission parameters needed for this project. CLS America has developed protocols for handling both the new data and the two-way communication it requires. NASA-Goddard and CLS America have developed tools that integrate real-time float data with NASA s satellite products around the location and time of the float s surfacing. Laboratoire d Oceanographie, Villefranche-sur-mer unfunded collaborator has provided a ship of opportunity and support for deployment and evaluation of the float and is sharing expertise on calibration and validation activities and on the use of profiling floats with optical sensors.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering